Originally Posted by The Jackeens
Now stuck on the terms axial
(and any other varieties!)
You want to keep that spoon don't you? (It has to be a new
thread to qualify)
Axial - the shaft of the fan/pump is in line with the flow. (Co-Axial) The action is to push/pull along the pipe. Think bow thruster or modern hair drier.
Centrifugal - the shaft is at right angles to the exhaust flow. The stuff you are pumping goes in at the centre of the pump and is spun off the end of the vanes and usually exits ar 90º to the inlet. Think old style hair drier or submersible bilge pump.
Do you want to know about Vane, Roots, Screw and Piston (positive displacement) pumps?